Survey finds minorities less aware of skin cancer signs

01/6/2014 | Reuters

Survey data showed half of white respondents knew an asymmetrical growth was characteristic of skin cancer, compared with 12% of minority respondents, while 71% of whites correctly identified changes in mole size or shape as a characteristic of melanoma, compared with 29% of minorities. The researchers said the study shows a need for better patient education about skin cancer. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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